Friday, November 27, 2009

Pirate Goat's Adventures Day One & Two

Welcome back! We continue today with Pirate Goat’s log which records the island adventure shared by Mouse Fairies, animals, Pioneer Woman, and Sir Hickory this past summer. But first I thought I’d introduce Piggles, since she came up in Goat’s log last time (Where To Begin.) Piggles arrived at Big Bed Land many years ago during a very hard time in Monster E’s life, and luckily was already very old and very wise (although you might not guess it if you saw her dancing parts of the Nutcracker Ballet, as she loves to do at times.) In fact she is known as the Keeper of Faith and Reason and all animals recognize her loving rightness as easily as monsters recognize natural laws like gravity. They might try to evade her on occasion (Goat knows that if Goat gets too enthusiastic about having enemies walk the plank after a pitched battle at sea, Goat will eventually have to go and talk with Piggles) but none of the animals actually minds talking with Piggles; she always calms them down. I introduce her now because she is a quiet but very important part of life in Big Bed Land! And now, on with Goat’s Log!

Goat Day 1

It turns out the monsters here are OK. Some of them disappeared earlier today. Now I think I know why. This island is haunted by ladybugs, mostly invisible. A worthy foe.
Goat Day 2

The monsters here climb trees, this is useful. We swarmed up the rigging of a tall one. I explained to everyone that this highest place was called the Crows Nest. I saw to my satisfaction that a good supply of limes has been laid in against the Scurvy. Later we saw 4 moons and Jupiter. I might go there sometime. An explorer called Gallylayo (POCKETNOTE from BINK: actually spelled “Galileo”) was the first one to go to these moons—perhaps he is a distant cousin of mine. But before I do anything else I must make a strategy about the ladybugs.


  1. Oh dear, Goat! I hope the ladybugs aren't the same as those ones on the mountain in Colorado. They frighten me!
    Pleased to meet you, Piggles. You sound like such a cultured lady. I love the Nutcracker Suite too. Did you take ballet lessons? I always wanted to take Irish dancing, but had to take piano instead.

    It's quite an adventure you're on at Goat Island. Good thing you have those limes so there can by no "scurvy knaves" about.

    'Til next time,


  2. Poetikat:
    Goat is intrigued that you too have had dealings with the tricksy Ladybug, and says that one of the unsettling things about them is the way that they seem to appear and disappear. Goat hopes you always travel with your sword when in ladybug country.

    Piggles did in fact want to take ballet lessons but had no one to encourage her (even someone like Piggles needs encouragement now and then!) But now she dances freely in Big Bed Land and the animals always admire her style and grace!

    Pinky says thanks so much for visiting!

  3. Piggles is very lovely, isn't she? And she displays a natural grace that I'm sure makes her an excellent dancer.

  4. Sandra:
    Piggles is actually blushing-- what sweet things to say about her! Even though she is so wise and loved, she does have a sensitive spot about her appearance and very much appreciates your comment!